- Summary: Single dad George Altman (Jeremy Sisto) moves from New York to the suburbs with his 16-year-old daughter Tessa (Jane Levy).
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Show Type: Between Seasons
- Season 1 premiere date: Sep 28, 2011
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 08:30 PM
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80What Surburgatory lacks in novelty, it compensates for with a steady stream of gags, splashes of nuance (and nuance's vivid opposite), the comedic flow of Ana Gasteyer and Chris Parnell as the Altmans' neighbors, and an undercurrent of sweetness.
8I generally do not like to get caught up in new television shows because I have other things to do; but I am now a practical hermit.
Practically, but not really.
Suburgatory is so damn fabulous! Emily Kapnik not only created this masterpiece of sitcom humor, but she also writes for it! Admittedly I am new to this paying attention to writers, directors, creators and such (not brand new but paying much more attention these days) but so far what I've surmised is that not all creators can be writers, and not all writers are creators; but when a creator also writes well for their vision it can go extremely well, as in the cases of '30 Rock' and 'West Wing' to name just two awesome creator/writer shows.
The cast of characters feels perfect. You've got Jeremy Sisto as lovable single-"daddy" George Altman, and, in case anyone forgot, of 'The 60's' fame. Did anyone else watch that made-for-t.v. movie? I did..a lot. Many, many times. I'd watch the segments with Jeremy Sisto's character the most. Who wouldn't? Just LOOK at that guy!
Then, of course who doesn't love Cheryl Hines as the most surprisingly lovable suburbanite 'Dallas Royce'? She is what I wish it would be like to live in the suburbs. There have GOT to be those people in the suburbs who really are awesome, right? Well who knows, but what we do know is that she is charming, stunning and just what we tom-boys-who-secretly-wanted-someone-to-take-us-on-an-even-more-secret-mani/pedi girls dreamed of. DISCLAIMER: I love my ma; a lot. I would not want to go on a mani/pedi with her simply because I don't think she'd be able to resist telling everyone both of us knew about the mind-melting event.
Jane Levy as 'Tessa Altman' is just...well, I've never really cared about a sitcom actress quite as much. Mostly this is because almost exactly three days after my introduction to 'Suburgatory', my spouse and I went to see 'The Evil Dead' and guess, just guess, who starred in that movie? Jane Levy! It definitely gave her props in my mind and the more I watch, the more I can't wait to see her in a Woody Allen movie.
Right alongside her co-actor Alan Tudyk. Another recent wonder I was introduced to was 'Serenity' and this also happened to be my introduction to Alan Tudyk or so I thought. Turns out this guy has been in so many things I've seen & I love finding that out!
This thing will go WAY over the allotted 5000 characters if I don't stop here, but I cannot even begin to touch the greatness of this show. The rest of the cast is irreplaceable and I anticipate every season and the hilarity that will ensue.… Expand
This is a really good show. It satirizes every aspect of the suburbia. However one question remains: for how long can it go on? I mean, there has to be eventually some point in the show where there is no aspect to be satirized. Right? Anyway. Until now, we have been given new, original stories and clever lines. Playing time of the show is half of the usual (40 min). That makes everything fly around. Together with the colours, point of views and context it makes this show very good. However: the stereotypes used are not funny for everyone. For me they were, :). Enjoy.… Expand
2I recorded the first episode last night based on critics review of 72. After watching it, I have to assume that this score with crash down once other critics chime in. This show was terrible. The jokes were pretty crass of the time slot and the position between the middle and modern family. Also, they just were not funny. The editing it choppy and the setup is lame. The best thing I can compare it to is Cougar Town. If you like that, watch this.
If you like this type of humor, try Louise. Louise is vulgar, dark and crass, but is very funny. This show will not be around long if it does not get better.… Expand
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